Elif Alyanak supports clients with evidence-based research and analysis that spans a variety of healthcare sectors and stakeholders.
With a background in health policy and vaccine research, she applies her skills in comparative effectiveness and recommendation development to a broad range of client projects.
Before joining Avalere, Elif held a variety of positions researching infectious disease prevention and vaccination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Formerly an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellow and senior analyst/epidemiologist within the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, she supported many federal government vaccination studies and policy research. Additionally, Elif managed systematic reviews and meta-analyses and synthesized clinical vaccine literature while directly supporting the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Elif has a BS in biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MPH in health policy and management from Georgia State University. She is currently pursuing a DrPH in health policy from George Washington University.